Cowes Week

Cowes Yacht Haven hosts the world-famous premier sailing regatta

Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events.

Cowes Week always offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors. Visitors come to watch the racing, enjoy the parties, and experience the unique atmosphere. It is genuinely a one-of-a-kind event.

With over 1000 yachts participating, from high-tech racing boats to classic day boats, and with around 8,000 people involved, it’s no wonder that Cowes Week is the longest running regular regatta in the world.

As well as sailing activities, Cowes Week offers a large number of onshore activities. Around 50,000 visitors in addition to all the competitors are attracted to Cowes each year by the festival atmosphere of the event.


In 2021 Cowes Yacht Haven (The spiritual home of Cowes Week) returned to its roots and presented a boat-crew and family-friendly offering for Cowes Week.

The main hospitality area, which remained open to all, moved to the north side of the site providing easy and quick access to and from Red Funnel’s Redjet terminal and Cowes High Street.  Once inside guests found the main bar overlooking the marina and the Solent beyond.  The Northwall, that wraps around the marina gave the perfect vantage point to watch the boats coming and going and preparing for their racing.  The main hospitality area was open from 1000hrs to 2200hrs and entry was free of charge everyday.

Food was available in the new food area.  Guests enjoyed all the best locally sourced food that the Island has to offer.

Anyone that needed early morning coffees and breakfasts used our Pontoon View bar and food outlet, located in front of the main Cowes Yacht Haven buildings.  In the evening, pre bookable dinner tables were available for boat crews and race teams.

We enjoyed welcoming crews and guests to Cowes Yacht Haven.

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